Power your day with this genius high protein breakfast idea-a Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Sundae with a super healthy secret ingredient!

I’m generally a pretty humble person, but I’ve got to say, I’m patting myself on this back for this one.

I mean c’mon, what’s not to love???

  • √A sundae for breakfast!
  • √Peanut Butter + Chocolate
  • √Absolutely delicious with the perfect sweet/salty, crunchy/creamy combination!
  • √High Protein Breakfast
  • √Quick and easy~You can whip this up in 5 minutes!
  • And, it’s got a super nutritious “secret” ingredient, that’s high in fiber and protein, naturally gluten-free, and a good source of plant based iron, along with folate, potassium, and antioxidants. And, you’d never guess it was in there, unless I told you. Shhh….
Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Sundae in a pretty glass.

Which I’m going to do right now.

Drumroll please….


Frozen lentils to be exact.

Inspired by a lentil smoothie bowl recipe {sorry I can’t find the recipe now!} in my latest Pulse Pledge newsletter. What a genius idea to add lentils to a smoothie/smoothie bowl I thought. And it was!!!

This Peanut Butter Chocolate Breakfast Sundae tastes amazing!! P.S. It's packed with super nutritious secret ingredient ~ can you guess what it is??

How to Freeze Lentils {and Other Pulses} for Easy Meal Prep

  1. Cook dried lentils or other pulses according to instructions. Note: I used TruRoots Organic Sprouted Lentils which cook in 6 minutes-how easy is that?! Non-sprouted lentils will take a little longer to cook {20-30 minutes}, and beans and chickpeas will take even longer. To speed up cooking time, you can cook pulses in a pressure cooker. This is a great guide on how to cook pulses from Pulse Canada: Guide to Cooking beans, Chickpeas, Lentils & Peas.
  2. Drain the cooked lentils/pulses in a colander, and spread them out in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  3. Place the baking sheet in your freezer for 3 to 4 hours, then place frozen lentils/pulses in plastic freezer bags or a glass freezer container to store
  4. Use frozen or defrost in the refrigerator, and drain any additional liquid before using in your recipe.
It's super easy to make healthy, vegetarian meals when you have frozen lentils and other pulses {beans peas, & chickpeas} stocked in your freezer -here's how to freeze lentils and other pulses in a few easy steps!

Huge thanks to Marisa from UPRoot Kitchen and Anjali at Vegetarian Gastronomy for sharing their lentil freezer tips with me!

And here’s my own genius recipe. #patpat I think you’re going to love it!!

Overhead shot of a chocolate peanut butter breakfast sundae and a spoon.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Sundae | High Protein Breakfast Idea

Power your day with this genius high protein breakfast idea, with a super healthy secret ingredient!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 1 banana, sliced and frozen (see notes for low FODMAP version)
  • 1/2 cup lentils, cooked & frozen
  • 1/4 cup almond milk, or “milk” of choice
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons peanuts, shelled & salted
  • 2 teaspoons cacao nibs


  • Combine frozen banana slices and lentils with almond milk, peanut butter, and cocoa powder in a high powered blender. Blend on high, using tamper device, and periodically scraping sides of blender as needed until all ingredients are well combined and mixture has a creamy consistency.
  • Spoon in to a serving glass or bowl, top with peanuts and cacao nibs, and enjoy while cold.


  • If you prep your banana and lentils the night before, you can whip this up in 5 minutes the next morning.
  • To freeze your banana, peel and slice 1 banana and lay the pieces on a freezer-safe plate or tray topped with banana slices.
  • You can buy frozen lentils, or see instructions in this post on how to freeze your own lentils.
  • LOW FODMAP VERSION: Use 1 medium (100 g or less) unripe banana.


Serving: 1sundae | Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 1107mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 12.3mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 5.7mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Low FODMAP, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword healthy breakfast, vegan sundae
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Whip up this healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Breakfast Sundae in 5 minutes! Rich in fiber, protein, antioxidants, and vitamins, this delicious breakfast will keep your belly satisfied until lunch!
It’s RecipeRedux time again, and this months theme is Break Out of Breakfast Boredom!

Cooks aren’t always pressed for time in the mornings – they just need new ideas. Think mug cakes, smoothie bowls, breakfast cookies and more. Show us the healthy way you wake up your breakfast – or wake up just for breakfast!

I’m dying to check out all the other genius healthy breakfast ideas my ReDux friends are whipping up this month! Won’t you join me?!

Click here for more fabulous healthy breakfast ideas–>An InLinkz Link-up

Have you been in a breakfast rut lately? What’s your favorite “go-to” healthy breakfast? What do you think about adding lentils or other pulses to smoothies, bowls, and sundaes???

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  1. Chocolate and peanut butter is such a classic combination! <3 This looks awesome (and hooray for dessert for breakfast! :D)!

  2. Need to try this with some Nuts ‘N More High Protein Chocolate Peanut butter, this looks amazing!

  3. TOTALLY intrigued by the addition of lentils and now adding to my growing “must make for breakfast” list 🙂 xo

    1. I’d love to see what else is on your “must make” breakfast list Deanna!! xo

  4. Wow, this really is a genius idea! Lentils in a breakfast sundae? Plus chocolate and peanut butter? I’m going to have to make this because it looks delicious and I’m so curious to try it out!

  5. This is brilliant!!! I would’ve never guessed lentils to be the secret ingredient. I have been eating more and more of them lately and this is just another excuse to get another serving in! And who doesn’t love a sundae for breakfast?? 🙂

  6. Ha, ha Terra-you know me-all wild and crazy! 🙂 And, thanks so much-it did taste pretty awesome. I hope you’re doing fabulously too! xoxo

  7. EA! This is genius. You had me at peanut butter & chocolate, but then LENTILS?! Yes!

  8. Awesome! I wasn’t expecting that! Mind you I am soon to post a no-bake low-sugar cookie dough brownie bites recipe with chickpeas as the base. 😉 Seriously yummy breakfast idea with no room for mid-morning snacking. Woo hoo!

    1. Thanks Kellie! I’ve done a “black bean chocolate walnut pudding” before that was mighty tasty, so I thought, why not?! Chocolate & PB make pretty much everything taste fabulous IMO 🙂 Can’t wait for your Chickpea Sugar Sugar Cookie Brownie bites recipe. Oh, my!!!

    1. Thanks so much Marisa! And, the frozen lentils turned out perfectly in a Sausage Lentil soup I made last night too. Thanks so much for your fab tips!!!

  9. What a fantastic idea!!! I want to pat your back!!! I’ve been eating a lot of lentils lately but not once did I think to freeze them!! Mind totally blown. I’m going to try this tomorrow. Seriously. Thank you so so much for the inspiration, EA!
    P.S Can’t believe it’s almost been a year since I last saw you..Hope you’re doing well!

    1. Thanks so much for the pat on the back Min & if my post inspired even just one person, then I’m super happy 🙂 🙂 🙂 P.S. I think I need to plan on a trip to Austin soon!!!!

    1. Thanks so much Lauren! I had one of those “why didn’t I think this before” moments 🙂 Hope you give it a try. Cheers!

  10. OMG OMG I am seriously swooning over this right now! Way to go EA, this is a sure fire win! I would give you the gold medal on this one, hands down! When can I meet you for breakfast, I need this in my life, like now!

    1. Thanks so much Liz!!! I’m SO glad it turned out to be so tasty-nothing like last minute recipe creations 🙂 Wish I had some leftover to share with you right now!! Have a fabulous week! xoxo